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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Medford
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Description Providence is calling a Nuclear Medicine Technologist to Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, OR. This position is offering per diem/on call day shift hours. Our per diem staff members earn a 15% of base hourly pay, in lieu of benefits pay premium for each hour worked. This position will require participation in the team's after hours call/standby rotation. Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system. We are seeking a Nuclear Medicine Technologist that will perform Nuclear Medicine examinations for diagnostic and therapeutic (site specific) purposes under the direction of a physician. Prepares patient, prepares and administers prescribed dose of radioactive pharmaceuticals and non-radioactive pharmaceuticals, performs calculations and manipulates data according to established parameters. Ensures proper preparation and/or ordering of radioactive material, calibrates equipment, assures appropriate quality control, monitors patients and performs other duties as assigned. In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • IMAGING SKILLS: Provide quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment:
  • Always provides high quality images after performing Nuclear Medicine procedures, demonstrating technical proficiency in producing diagnostic scans and the ability to recognize anatomical structures that are visualized
  • Demonstrate competence in all areas of Nuclear Medicine: Positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, technical factors and operation of equipment per designated protocol
  • Order, receive, administer and disposes of radioactive materials properly and according to State and Federal requirements
  • Present images and related pertinent patient information to physician for diagnosis
  • Assist physicians with procedures as required
  • Troubleshoot equipment and informs lead/manager of need for outside repair
  • Perform and maintains prescribed quality control testing according to State and Federal requirements and immediately reports any results outside acceptable limits to lead/manager
  • Function as part of the rotational 'on-call' staff providing timely, high quality Nuclear Medicine services after normal working hours, as required
  • DOCUMENTATION: Gather complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to all customers:
  • Routinely prepares examinations for interpretation to include: Correct identification and processing of images, adequate clinical history, proper charging and data entry functions, and appropriate previous images for comparison.
  • Review patients charts and orders to ensure correct examination
  • Label images completely with demographic, position and other needed documentation
  • Complete all pertinent documentation including charge sheets, history forms, worksheets and any other necessary paperwork
  • PATIENT CARE: Provide for patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with policies and procedures:
  • Identify patient by checking patients full name and medical record number according to department procedure
  • Thoroughly explains the procedure about to be performed in order to facilitate cooperation and alleviate patient anxiety
  • Show concern for patient comfort while obtaining the desired images as ordered by a physician
  • Provide respect for patient modesty by proper transportation of patients on and off imaging tables and sees that patients are properly clothed and covered during the examination
  • Maintain awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs
  • Communicate and uses knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to ensure appropriate and effective care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients
  • Always provides for safe operations by adhering to appropriate radiation protection guidelines
  • Technologist performs point of care testing
  • PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Practice professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that reinforces physician, patient and coworker respect and confidence:
  • Maintain appropriate certification and professional expertise through continuing education
  • Maintain Professional Portfolio as required by HR Policy
  • Assume responsibility for mandatory in-service education on an annual basis
  • Assist in the department orientation program with new hire technologists and regularly assumes responsibility for student clinical education as needed
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to assist others, assists in clerical and transportation duties when necessary
  • Always use time to the best advantage of the department
  • Use professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to patients and staff
  • Maintain a professional appearance in accordance with written policies and procedures
  • Stock examination rooms with supplies
  • Notify appropriate personnel for reordering needs. Hotlab and procedure area is maintained as required by The Joint Commission (TJC) standards
  • Manage stressful situations in a manner that promotes positive outcomes
  • Communicate pertinent clinical information to patients and/or family member only with the direct instruction from a physician (e.g. radiologist)
  • Regularly attends required meetings
  • Actively participates to accomplish positive goals and objectives of the department
  • Respond and demonstrates flexibility to changes in the work schedule as determined by the staffing and patient load Required qualifications for this position include:
    • Current American Registry of Radiologic Technology in Nuclear medicine (ARRT)(N) - OR- Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification
    • New graduates must be board eligible and obtain permanent certification within three (3) months of hire
    • Current OBMI as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    • New graduates must have OBMI temporary license upon hire and obtain permanent license within three (3) months
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
    • Computer skills and knowledge of keyboard functionality
    • Completion of pledge to Image Gently/Image Wisely within one month of hire
    • Expert knowledge of anatomy and physiology, imaging principles and practices, as well as the ability to obtain high-quality images
    • Adherence to appropriate professional credentialing practice standards Preferred qualifications for this position include:
      • Two (2) years of Clinical experience as Nuclear Medicine Technologist About Providence in Oregon As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details About Providence At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of "Know me, care for me, ease my way." Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we'll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Requsition ID: P358878 Company: Providence Jobs Job Category: Diagnostic Imaging Job Function: Clinical Care Schedule: Per-Diem Shift: Day Career Track: Clinical Professional Department: 5010 PMMC NUCLEAR MED Address: OR Medford 1111 Crater Lake Ave Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Medford , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Medford, Oregon

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